3 days ago
Animals pose a significant threat to all drivers, especially here in south-western ontario where there is a significant deer population. it is estimated that there are approximately 14,000 wildlife collisions a year with, 600 of which result in serious injury. here are a few tips to keep you safe in the event of an accident.
1. keep your eyes moving back and forth between each side of the road for movement, especially between 5 and 8 in the morning and afternoon. these are peak times for animal collisions.
2. use your high beams when there is no oncoming traffic, this can either alert the animal or assist you in spotting them earlier
3. always wear a seat belt, the majority of injuries could have been prevented through proper seat-belt use.
4. in case you have spotted an animal, honk your horn, this may alert the creature. proceed with caution, deer in particular travel in groups, if there is one it is likely there is another. if there is an animal in your lane, hit the brakes and do not swerve. swerving confuses the animal and may put you in further risk due to an oncoming car or an obstruction on the side of the road.
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